I think this is the blue form of Lupinus arboreus. There is a more common yellow flowering variety.
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Lovely things that grow really well here in Tasmania BUT everything loves to eat them 😦
Interesting. I direct seeded this lupine species ( http://anthropogen.com/2012/03/29/fabaceae-lupinus-pilosus/) all over the land around my parents house in a deer ravaged area and they don’t seem to touch it, one of few things they don’t eat. However, we don’t have kangaroos over here, sounds like that’s a different beast all together.
Kangaroos have started to invade our garden because the recent spate of bushfires has removed the wallaby grass that they survive on and its getting desperate for them. I don’t mind the odd garden hit but they are eating my precious potted plants! They repeatedly eat Steves topiary peace sign ivy whenever it grows a leaf (which I think is hilarious but which makes Steve twitch 😉 ) and they adore the lupins down to the roots. I have to admit that they have eaten my rhubarb leaves and stalks as well so I think they must have cast iron stomachs!
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